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Support pm gallery this weekend during a cash mob

 Mary Martineau Support pm gallery this weekend during a cash mob

When I think of the Short North and how far it has come from the days of seedy imagery and vacant storefronts to the nationally renowned arts district that it is today I give generous credit to the pioneers who staked a claim in our neighborhood’s less prosperous days. There are (at least) four important […]

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GCAC Presents: North Market Holiday Open House & Craft Extravaganza

 Mary Martineau GCAC Presents: North Market Holiday Open House & Craft Extravaganza

I love the winter holidays. When the North Market is decked out with its traditional pine swags and wreaths and the Market building and surrounding trees are aglow with the twinkle of thousands of extra white string lights, I couldn’t be merrier. Attending the gatherings of friends and family and planning holiday party menus is […]

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Craftin’ Outlaws returns for its 8th year on Saturday

 Mary Martineau Craftin’ Outlaws returns for its 8th year on Saturday

Craftin’ Outlaws, Columbus’ longest running “alternative craft fair,” began in 2005 as the brainchild of then-local crafter Liz Rosino. Liz was seeking an outlet for her LuckyKat line of funky painted housewares, but was disappointedly getting turned down by more traditional shows. Not one to be discouraged, and with wares that didn’t quite fit the […]

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GCAC Presents: Supporting Local All Year at the North Market

 Mary Martineau GCAC Presents: Supporting Local All Year at the North Market

You’ve seen the entreaties on Facebook and Google+ to shop local this holiday season with the great graphics and trendy tag lines. At the North Market we broadcast the benefits of supporting small local merchants, farmers, artisans and musicians 365 days a year and we walk the talk. North Market merchants provide outstanding locally raised […]

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Be My Neighbor: Harrison West Edition

 Mary Martineau Be My Neighbor: Harrison West Edition

After 11 (lovely) years of home ownership in Old North Columbus, my husband and I decided that we really wanted to move back to the Short North. After all, we’d lived there as renters for 5 years before getting married, both of us worked in the Short North and many of our friends and social […]

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GCAC Presents: Market to Market Bicycle Adventure

 Mary Martineau GCAC Presents: Market to Market Bicycle Adventure

A couple years ago, Walker Evans had the brilliant idea to introduce me to Jill Moorhead, my marketing counterpart at The Hills Market, thinking that we could cook up some sort of cross-promotional event. Our initial meeting at the Cup O Joe in Clintonville was a little like going on a first date with someone […]

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GCAC Presents: North Market Holiday Favorites

 Mary Martineau GCAC Presents: North Market Holiday Favorites

These are a few of my favorite things. The North Market is a splendid place to work (for me), shop and visit (for all) during  the holidays. If one is nostalgic for “the old days”, the atmosphere of the Market can transport you back to a bygone era and kindle your seasonal cheer. In the […]

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